Set in the seldom-chronicled ‘back to the earth’ movement of the 1970s and ’80s, author ‘Buckwheat’ Bob Harrison tells poignant stories and yarns of his life after quitting his tech job with the State of California, dropping out in 1970 at age 33, and moving to the mountains in southern Oregon. His was a life lived for 15 years without vehicle, electricity, potable running water or legal residence, 10 years as a squatter and 5 years as a caretaker. Refugees from the Industrial and Technological revolution lived in agony, ecstasy and danger, trying to rediscover connections with their inner selves, amid the realities of nature, poverty, police harassment and armed vigilantism. After 5 years, he moved to Lasqueti Island in Canada and spent 10 years surviving amid the harshness of the rugged coast of British Columbia, existing as an illegal alien. Now back in society, but retired, he devotes himself mostly to performing and recording music.